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Pusa Asita Carrot
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Pusa Asita Carrot (30 seeds) (JS254) $4.00
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Pusa Asita Carrot

         
 
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EXTREMELY LIMITED QUANTITY This is the incredible work of Pritam Kalia in India. He has been extremely dedicated with his friends creating new open pollinated varieties for small farmers and subsistence growers so that they can have better nutrition. Pritam's work places him as an anomaly among plant breeders, who for the most part are overtly concerned with creating hybrids and seeds that are often off limits to the poor. Pritam focused his efforts on producing nutrient rich varieties. This Pusa Asita Black carrot is one of his masterpieces! So rich in Anthocyanins that it is practically black! This is an open pollinated marvel that you should try to produce your own seeds for because it is rare and precious. It seems especially well suited for the south because it is presumably better adapted to shorter days. It tastes richer than a regular "orange" carrot, and is likely much more nutrient packed with anti-oxidants! Simply Amazing, three cheers for Pritam Kalia! PLEASE Try to SAVE some of your carrots for SEED, AND THEN SHARE THEM! (please note: the color deepens as carrots mature)

This amazing variety of carrot was brought to us by botanical explorer Joseph Simcox.
 
Pusa Asita Carrot
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 5
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Danni
Location:
Red deer, Alberta, Canada
Date:
September 20, 2017
          5.0
 
Amazing
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Delicious, amazing color

What are the cons? Low germination rate

Review:

Stunning color, absolutely Delicious, showstopper. 3" across by 12" long. My favroute carrot for sure.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Tiarra Nelson
Location:
Pleasant Valley, NY, United States
Date:
September 14, 2017
          5.0
 
Outstanding
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Flavor, Color, Easy to Grow

What are the cons? None

Review:

These carrots were delicious. I am not a carrot fan but I actually enjoy eating these. They are kind of a mixture of a carrot and parsnip in taste. They are also lovely in stir fry or to add to stews because they give your sauces a beautiful plum color. They truly do bleed as a beat as others said and they really do look black- the picture is a true representation. Also as a bonus, the packaging was beautiful. I grew these in zone 7 and they grew just fine. Looking forward to saving seeds when they bloom next year and I will probably purchase another package just to make sure I have enough. I wish I bought more than one this year but I was skeptical about liking them.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
LISA
Location:
MONROE, MI, United States
Date:
September 7, 2017
          5.0
 
WOW
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? 90% Germination

What are the cons? Juice will stain!

Review:

I'm impressed with Pusa Asita Carrot. Ours were even darker than the photo, truly a deep dark purple through and through. Giving it an 8 out of 10 on taste. Great crunch and flavor, lacking in sweetness. Be prepared for stained hands and mouths. Can't wait to grow these again next year!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

23 out of 23 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Rainthunder
Location:
Las Vegas, NV, United States
Date:
April 29, 2017
          5.0
 
Out of the ordinary
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Excellent size, flavor & sweet

What are the cons? Takes 4-5 months of maturity.

Review:

I first planted them in September of 2015 in very loose, rock and twig free loam soil and ended up harvesting 10 inch long carrots that were around three inches thick. What I noticed was that of all the other types I have grown these carrots were the only ones to survive our freakishly hot summers. However, these carrots have an inferior taste during hot seasons but harvest them in the fall or winter and they taste fine. Plus these types of carrots take alot longer to reach a decent harvestable size. In terms of how they look the pusa asita carrots sport a purptle top with slightly purple leaves. The root itself is thick and broad from the top and then gets slimmer on the bottom. They will grow straight if given loose soil. They will grow big if left in the ground for at least four to five months in rich soil. They love full sun and cool dry weather with moderate watering. Too much water or fertilizer will cause them to split. And they taste way better if harvest during cool seasons.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

23 out of 23 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
LauraSlote
Location:
Spokane, WA, United States
Date:
February 26, 2017
          5.0
 
Laura
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? As purple as it gets

What are the cons? Furry

Review:

I grew these in 2015. They were beautiful. I think I over-ammended my soil and my carrots ended up being too "furry" full of little root hairs. But despite this these carrots were beautiful. Such a deep purple when I cut them up they bled like a beet. They tasted great too. Like a carrot, maybe slightly less sweet, mild and good. My only complaint is that I want to grow HUNDREDS of these, I will be better about saving my seed and leaving some of these beautiful carrots in the ground for seed.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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